To Rome with Love (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

To Rome with Love (2012)



Critic Consensus: To Rome With Love sees Woody Allen cobbling together an Italian postcard of farce, fantasy, and comedy with only middling success.

Movie Info

To Rome with Love is a kaleidoscopic comedy movie set in one of the world's most enchanting cities. The film brings us into contact with a well-known American architect reliving his youth; an average middle-class Roman who suddenly finds himself Rome's biggest celebrity; a young provincial couple drawn into separate romantic encounters; and an American opera director endeavoring to put a singing mortician on stage. -- (C) Sony Pictures Classicsmore
Rating: R (for some sexual references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Woody Allen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 15, 2013
Box Office: $16.5M
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site


Roberto Benigni
as Leopoldo Pisanello
Judy Davis
as Phyllis
Ellen Page
as Monica
Fabio Armiliata
as Giancarlo
Fabio Armiliato
as Giancarlo
Ornella Muti
as Pia Fusari
Flavio Parenti
as Michelangelo
Antonio Albanese
as Luca Salta
Roberto Della Casa
as Uncle Paolo
Riccardo Scamarcio
as Hotel Robber
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Critic Reviews for To Rome with Love

All Critics (166) | Top Critics (46)

Midnight in Paris was profound in a deceptively breezy way. To Rome With Love is just plain breezy, but I didn't mind.

Full Review… | May 12, 2015
The Improper Bostonian

Weightless and harmless and made with good cheer.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013

The value of 'Rome' is reduced by Allen's inability to fluidly meld the overlapping story lines.

Full Review… | June 2, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Inconsistencies in time and space elements, and a plot that echoes an episode of The Flintstones, join generally underdeveloped attempts at suspending disbelief to mar Allen's attempt to represent the city of Fellini.

Full Review… | April 21, 2013

Compared to "Midnight in Paris," this homage isn't nearly as sure-footed.

Full Review… | January 17, 2013
Movie Metropolis

I liked it - but I can see why some won't.

Full Review… | December 20, 2012

Audience Reviews for To Rome with Love


I was really excited that Ellen Page was going to play Monica, the newest installation of Woody's neurotic/erotic female fantasy, because while she had made her career playing quirky/damaged girls, there's an irresistible quality in her that I find sexy and sensual. Instead, either Woody directed her or she acted as her usual loquacious faux-savant. Styling could have helped. Page needn't have glammed up or channeled Penelope Cruz, but it seems like every aspect of Monica's personality (whether sexy or banal) is spoken of and determined by others, not actually shown on the screen by Page's performance or costuming.

Her friend, Sally, keeps saying she's so attractive, but Alec Baldwin's old-man-guide character keeps criticizing her pretentious art and literary references that I wonder why Jack even falls for her. If characters undercut other characters, there isn't much for the audience to fall for. Woody often has such a way with his actresses - whether lighting them or just getting them to smile more. I never thought much of Alison Pill, but she is radiant in a girl-next-door part just because she smiles and wears white and has more outdoor scenes in natural light.

The rest of the movie is Woody's typical, below average, antic-ridden ensemble comedy.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer


Scattered and occasionally nonsensical but there are enough pleasant bits to balance out the things that don't work to make it an overall enjoyable film

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


I think it tries to be clever but it just doesn't really pull it off.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

To Rome with Love Quotes

Jerry: If you're channeling Freud, ask for my money back.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Jerry: What do you have against live people? Your whole life you can't just be with people who have rigor mortis.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Jerry: I can't unclench when there's turbulence. You know, I'm an atheist.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Jerry: Don't try and psychoanalyze me. Many have tried, all have failed. My brain doesn?t fit the usual ego, superego model.
Phyllis: No, you have the only brain with three ids.
– Submitted by Jasmine B (3 years ago)

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